Prairie State College

PSC Social Science secondary education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist social science secondary education students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Prairie State College (PSC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

General Education Courses

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Communication
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics
Choose IAI approved course College-Level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including a lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
History and Social Sciences (12 credit hours)
HIST 201
or
HIST 202
HIST 103: United States History to 1877
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
POLSC 140 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSYCH 101 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
*See note for IAI waivers One History general education
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Outside the U.S.
*IAI Waivers are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring.

Major Requirements

Major requires a minimum of 51 credit hours.

Note: 12 credit hours count toward University General Education requirements in history and social sciences.

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Social Science Focus (24 credit hours)
GEOG 101 SOCSC 101: World Geography
  SOCSC 204: Economics for Social Sciences
POLSC 140 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
POLSC 240 POLSC 102: World Politics
SOCIO 101 SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
See Transferable Courses Three Elective courses (9 credit hours) in economics, sociology, anthropology or political science with no more than 6 hours in one discipline.
History Concentration (27 credit hours)
HIST 111 HIST 101: World History to 1500
HIST 112 HIST 102: World History Since 1500
HIST 201 HIST 103: United States History to 1877
HIST 202 HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
  HIST 230: Illinois History
  HIST 200: Introduction to the Discipline of History (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History)
  HIST 395: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: HIST 200 and one 300-level History)
See Transferable Courses Two History Electives: one 200 or 300-level course in non-U.S. history and one 200 or 300-level course in history

Transferable Courses

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PSYCH 202 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
ED 212 EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
HIST 115; 116; 140; 151; 152; 240 HIST Electives
POLSC 101; 152; 230 POLSC Electives
ECON 201; 202 ECON Electives
SOCIO 111; 201; 210; 215; 220 SOC Electives
SWK 201
ANTHR 215; 222 ANTH Electives

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

Students in the SOCSC Education major must achieve an overall SXU grade-point average of 3.0 and complete all major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to student teaching. All students who wish to complete a Teacher Education Program for licensure, including clinical practice/student teaching at SXU must be officially admitted to the Education Department as a teacher education candidate. A teacher education program is a four-benchmark process. It starts when a student is admitted to the University and completes pre-candidacy requirements, continues through admission to the Education Department as an Education candidate and admission to clinical practice/student teaching, exit from clinical practice/student teaching and finally program completion (licensure). Additional information is found on the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Additional Information

The social sciences education (SOCSC) major is designed for students seeking Illinois secondary licensure in the area of social sciences with a disciplinary specialization in history. It satisfies the Illinois Content Area Standards and requirements. It is ideal for students who intend to teach history and other social sciences in Illinois public high schools.

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the History and Social Science section of the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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of 2019-2020 Catalog